What does the programme involve?


The Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (PCUTL) is a 60 credit Level 7 qualification, which seeks to provide a systematic yet flexible orientation to the knowledge, values, understanding and skills associated with education in a research-led university. The basic ethos of the programme is to enable participants to become more competent, confident and reflective teachers capable of facilitating high quality student learning at Cardiff University. The programme has been designed to meet the needs of the breadth of staff who support learning within the University.

Modules provide a practical, work-based and theoretical grounding and engage participants in a process of enquiry into their role as a teacher and facilitator of learning. Such enquiry is encouraged with reference to both discipline and inter-disciplinary contexts, and in relation to a diverse student body. External, discipline-specific networking is available through the Higher Education Academy.

The programme comprises 4 modules as outlined below. The anticipated timeline for module completion is also indicated, and the whole programme should be completed within five academic years.  Modules must be taken in numerical order.

  • Module 1 – Experiencing UK Higher Education (10 credits at HEFCW Level 7; 3 months)
  • Module 2 – Teaching for Learning (10 credits at HEFCW Level 7; 3 months)
  • Module 3 – Supporting learning through design and assessment (20 credits at HEFCW Level 7; 8 months)
  • Module 4 – Teaching and Learning in Practice (20 credits at HEFCW Level 7; self directed)

The Programme specification and Module Descriptors are located in other sections under this tab.

The audio clip on this page provides a brief overview of the programme and what it involves. A transcript of the clip is provided.

Transcript of audio clip

practical outputs from PCUTL

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